The Guest House at Graceland At-A-Glance
Situated only steps away from Elvis Presley’s Graceland® Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, The Guest House at Graceland® welcomes travelers, music fans and groups ready to take care of business — with Southern hospitality, star style and luxurious amenities that would make the King proud. The AAA Four Diamond hotel is located approximately 10 minutes from Memphis International Airport. The Guest House is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982 and the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years.
3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116
Online at www.GuestHouseGraceland.com
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
DreamCatcher Hotels, Greg Hnedak, FAIA
Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG), Mark Weaver, FAIA
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
October 27, 2016
From the southern colonial exterior to its one-of-a-kind specialty suites with designs supervised by Priscilla Presley, the design and décor at The Guest House at Graceland are a celebration of Elvis’ personal style and his iconic Memphis mansion. The 450-room, full-service, world-class resort offers luxury accommodations and amenities with truly southern hospitality and service.
Unique to The Guest House is the exclusive top floor of the resort, known as “The Upstairs,” which is reminiscent of the upstairs at the Graceland mansion — the private living quarters for Elvis and his family that is not part of the mansion tour. All accommodations offer:
- The proprietary DreamCatcher Simmons Beautyrest® Bed, featuring 300 thread-count linens with an innovate blend of cotton and eucalyptus fiber for the coolest and most comfortable sleep experience
- A spa-like Kohler overhead rain shower and wall-mounted body spray that features 120 jets of water
- Nature-inspired custom toiletries contained in a collection of Elvis-inspired bottles;
- Dimmable, color-correct LED lighting in the bathroom
- A large high-definition flat-screen TV
- A state-of-the-art, Bluetooth-enabled media hub
- A small refrigerator
- A wireless iPhone charging clock radio that displays the time on three sides
- An in-room safe
- A Keurig coffee brewing system
- Easy-to-use iron that also steams clothing
- The unique ability to personally set the mood and atmosphere of the guest room by having direct control over changing light levels of 15 different LED light sources
There are 20 themed suites featuring design and décor supervised by Priscilla Presley, including:
The King’s Suites are the premier suites in the resort. They offer individual designs: one draws inspiration from Elvis’ master bedroom at Graceland and features rich red and black tones with metallic gold and silver finishes and a custom draped canopy bed, with TVs overhead. The second King’s Suite is inspired by Las Vegas décor and features a royal blue and purple color palette with plush fabrics and furnishings, vintage touches and contemporary twists. In both, the two bedrooms are separated by the living and dining rooms and a kitchen and bar area. Both are also located Upstairs.
Named after Elvis’ beloved parents, the two exclusive one-bedroom Vernon & Gladys’ Suites, also located Upstairs are inspired by Elvis’ Palm Springs home and feature natural hues of terracotta and gold and a custom, serpentine sofa, showcasing a mid-century flair.
Living Room Suites feature a colorful navy and deep yellow tone with brilliant white and silver metallic accents. The one-bedroom, open-plan suites Upstairs offer custom-designed headboards featuring the iconic lightning bolt found in Elvis’ signature TCB logo, often seen in his custom-made jewelry and the tail of his plane, The Lisa Marie.
TCB™ Suites Upstairs draw from Elvis’ personal motto of “Taking Care of Business.” Anchored by a dining space and living room, each elegant, southern-style, one-bedroom suite creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. There are additional TCB Suites, with variations on floor plans and décor, located on other levels of the hotel as well.
The Hospitality Suite is located near the Lobby and offers similar décor to the Living Room Suites. It provides easy access for corporate meetings, press rooms, and other functions.
There are 430 spacious guest rooms with king and double-queen size platform beds. The contemporary design features shades of gray and green, and gray patterned wall coverings, accented with a white backboard with shaded sconce lighting on each side of the bed, a black headboard and white bedding. Windows are draped with light gray curtains with small guitars woven into the fabric. The room also offers a built-in desk with a black leather chair on wheels, a built-in set of drawers and a stylish over-sized chair and ottoman, with a floor lamp and mirrored side table. Brightly colored magenta pillows are on the bed and side chair and the floors are covered in a patterned mossy green carpet. Each guest room also features a unique piece of Elvis wall art.
Guests may take advantage of the numerous services and amenities available, including complimentary shoe shine, same-day laundry and dry cleaning, daily maid service, valet and self-parking, business center, complimentary airport transportation, luggage storage, complimentary WI-FI, coffee and more.
Delta’s Kitchen, located adjacent to the Lobby, past the retail store, celebrates the culinary history and bounty of the Tennessee and Mississippi River Delta’s farms, fields and markets. Locally raised beef, poultry and pork from local farms, such as the Newman Family Farm, are highlighted. The menus also feature seasonal fruits, vegetables and grains from local farms and markets, such as Earth Sprung Grains, Harris Farms Tifblue blueberries and Bonnie Blue Farm Goat Cheese.
Interiors of the restaurant feature high ceilings and two walls of glass that provide plenty of natural light during the day. Wood grain floors are finished in a shade of mossy green, gold-washed light oak. Walls are covered in contemporary patterns of goldish-beige and mossy green, offset by cream-colored fabrics on wood-framed chairs. Additional seating can be found in several high back, upholstered banquettes.
The restaurant offers 152 indoor seats and 20 for outdoor seating and serves breakfast and dinner daily.
Breakfast Buffet is served daily and includes fresh fruits, juices, yogurts, hot and cold cereals, three flavors of house-made signature southern biscuits, artisan breads, muffins and scones. Eggs and omelets are made to order with a robust selection of fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses. Breakfast meats, southern grits, Johnny cakes, sausage, gravy and hash browns are all available. An a la carte menu includes some of The King’s favorites such as Spanish omelet, country skillets, stuffed French toast, grits and sausage bake and Tupelo tater casserole. Hours for breakfast are as follows:
Breakfast a la carte: 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday
Breakfast a la carte: 6:30 a.m. – 12 Noon Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast Buffet: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Monday – Friday
Breakfast/Brunch Buffet: 7:00 a.m. – 12 Noon Saturday and Sunday
Each evening, lights in the large round, shaded chandeliers are lowered, candles are lit and the Egyptian cotton table linens turn the restaurant into a warm and intimate dining room. The farm-to-table menu includes hormone free, grass fed beef and lamb from the region for steaks and filet mignon, and shrimp and oysters are sourced from Louisiana and the Gulf. Hand-selected wines and locally produced ice creams, gelatos, fruits and cheeses are also featured on the menu. Prices on the dinner menu range from $7-12 for appetizers; $8-12 for salads and $18-$36 for entrees.
E.P.’s Bar & Grill offers a relaxed, southern pub-like atmosphere, featuring “soul of the south with a contemporary twist” appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and sides, along with Tennessee spirits, local drafts, burgers and barbeque. Many of Elvis’ favorites are reinterpreted with fresh and regional foods and beverages served in galvanized buckets and platters, wooden cutting boards, Mason and apothecary jars and mini milk bottles.
The restaurant features open ceilings, a galvanized tubular metal bar with a white quartz bar top dotted with shaded lamps, black leather bar stools and gray walls, illuminated glass shelves and quartz countertops on the back bar, brown leather banquettes and galvanized gray-painted chairs.
Guests enter through two rolled-back “barn” doors to two distinct areas: the bar room and the “pool” room. The 54-seat bar room features one half of the L-shaped bar. Seating is all high top tables of four, six and eight. The bar room also features a bank of four large screen televisions. The “pool” room pays homage to Elvis’ love of the game of billiards and the table is centered under a decorative chandelier. Seating in the pool room is primarily cocktail chairs, sofas and low tables.
Located adjacent to the Lobby, past the Founder’s Lounge, the restaurant features seating indoor for 106 and 33 outdoor seats. It is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until midnight Sunday through Thursday; open until 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Lobby Lounge serves a light a la carte menu of shared plates, appetizers and charcuterie, along with a full bar menu, featuring craft cocktails, local craft beers, wines and Tennessee Whiskey and Rye. The Lobby Lounge is decorated with white polished marble floors, mirrors encased in painted light blue millwork and floor to ceiling blue and gold drapery. Seating consists of leather and fabrics in shades of graphite, black and white. Large round shaded lamps hang over the sofa tables and wall scones with silver beads light the walls. Table tops are wood grain with chrome bases. The Lobby Lounge offers 28 indoor seats and 22 outdoor seats. Guests may also obtain drink and beverage service in the 34 seats in the adjacent Lobby, where seating consists of plush sofas and chairs. The Lobby Lounge also features live music. Service in the Lobby Lounge is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Shake, Rattle & Go is a coffee bar located off the Lobby, offering a full range of espresso, brewed coffees, frozen drinks, teas and juices, along with freshly baked sticky buns, muffins, bagels, scones, house-made biscuits, yogurt and breakfast sandwiches in the morning. In the afternoon, guests can purchase sandwiches, entrée salads, cheese plates, fresh fruits and packaged snacks. Breakfast items are available daily from 6:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The all-day menu is offered from 11:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Room Service – A special room service menu is available, containing favorites from Delta’s Kitchen and E.P.’s Bar & Grill, is available in each guest room.
MEETING & BANQUET FACILITIES
At almost 11,000 sq.-ft., the Grand Ballroom is the largest meeting and special events space— ideal for hosting conventions, corporate meetings, weddings or any gathering with nearly 1,350 people. This large, functional space can be divisible into five separate meeting rooms that range from 4,700 sq.-ft. to a more intimate 929 sq.-ft. The Lawn at The Guest House, is a manicured outdoor space that can be tented and holds approximately 400 people for a reception.
GRACELAND GUEST HOUSE THEATER
A unique addition to the hotel is the 464-seat theater. It is available for live performances, presentations and movies.
POOL & FITNESS FACILITIES
Guests can unwind on comfortable chaise lounges around the expansive outdoor swimming pool.
The Fitness Room features a workout room with state-of-the-art equipment and 24-hour access with a room key.
Doubles from $209
Suites from $349
(Rates subject to change)
Both valet and self-parking are available.
ABOUT THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND
The Guest House at Graceland, along with the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis exhibit and entertainment complex, is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982 and the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years. The AAA Four-Diamond world-class resort, just steps away from Elvis Presley’s iconic mansion, features 430 spacious guest rooms and 20 luxury suites, two full-service restaurants, expansive meeting and special events space for conventions, meetings, weddings and gatherings for 1350 people, a 464-seat theater for live performances and movies, an expansive outdoor pool and a manicured lawn space with capabilities for a 400-person tent for special outdoor events. Reservations for The Guest House at Graceland may be made by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-443-3000, or online at www.GuestHouseGraceland.com.
ABOUT GRACELAND AND ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the new 80,000 square feet Graceland Exhibition Center featuring rotating exhibits; the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours, and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Graceland is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive six USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: in 2019 it was voted “Best Tennessee Attraction and Iconic Landmark, in 2018, it was voted “Best Tennessee Attraction” and “Best Holiday Historic Home Tour,” in 2015 voted the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and in 2013 voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” In 2019 TripAdvisor named Graceland the most popular attraction in Tennessee, in 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and Rolling Stone named it one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
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